About Ansley Park and Sherwood Forest

DSC09088Ansley Park and Sherwood Forest are the definition of Prime Real Estate. Long considered two of Atlanta’s most prestigious and affluent intown neighborhoods due in part to their unbeatable location and gawk-worthy homes.  Add on to that the fact it’s located in an award-winning school district and it’s a triple threat! Conveniently located just north of Midtown and south of Buckhead, with Piedmont Park serving as the eastern border and the Midtown Arts District as the western border. The picturesque Ansley Golf Club and the abundant green spaces scattered throughout the neighborhood offer residents a relaxed and enjoyable country club lifestyle. Neighbors can be seen gathering at the parks after work and on the weekends with dogs and kids in tow. A very active community association helps preserve their history and the tight-knit sense of community that has remained intact for generations. The Residents also enjoy the many walkable attractions just on the outskirts of the neighborhood including The Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Piedmont Park, The High Museum of Art, Alliance Theater and many midtown eateries.

Housing Mix

Ansley Park and Sherwood Forest were developed in the early 1900’s and 1940’s respectively, and many of the homes are close to a century old (although heavily updated)! Architectural styles include Tudor, Mediterranean, Federal, Colonial, Craftsman, ranches and even Modern. Although the bulk of housing is older, there are several new construction homes in the neighborhood. The average sales price in recent years is just over $1 million.

Restaurants & Bars

Einstein's Restaurant
Einsteins – Awesome front patio and equally awesome brunch.  A Midtown staple serving modern American cuisine with a focus on Southern comfort classics.  Don’t miss the Bloody Mary bar on the weekends.

Max's Wine Dive
Max’s Wine Dive – “Fried Chicken and Champagne? Why the Hell Not?!” This cozy American eatery matches small plates with wine and champagne. Think of a hip diner meets wine dive. Over 130 wines from around the world with a “try before you buy” service style.

Park Tavern
Park Tavern – A brewery/restaurant, special events, and music venue all in one. It sits on the southeast corner of Piedmont Park overlooking a huge field. Offers a full sushi bar, great burgers and pub food, and large on-tap beer selection. Great place to watch sports.

Watershed Restaurant
Watershed on Peachtree – True pioneers of the farm-to-table movement, Watershed serves local, seasonal, soulful dishes inspired by Southern tradition.  Winner of a James Beard Award.  Their fried chicken dinner is the stuff of legend and is only served on Wednesdays for lunch and dinner (it takes 4 days to prepare).

Fontaine's Oyster House
Fontaine’s Oyster House – Seafood and extensive raw bar items served in an old-fashioned public-house space with a spectacular patio out back.  They have great happy hour specials and the freshest oysters in ATL.

Zocalo Mexican Restaurant
Zocalo – A Midtown cantina creating authentic, upscale Mexican comfort food, margaritas and handcrafted cocktails. The large tequila bar and porch make for a fun environment.

Front Page News
Front Page News – A little taste of New Orleans in Atlanta. This bar and restaurant recreates the Big Easy with its garden seating, hurricane drinks, poboy’s and live music. A fun, casual atmosphere.

Woody’s Famous Cheesesteaks
Woody’s Famous Cheesesteaks – Somewhat of a landmark, this small shack has been serving up authentic, cooked-to-order cheesesteaks since 1979.  Open till 4am this no-frills, all-business institution is a great stop after a long night on the town.  And if you like milkshakes, their black and white is legendary!

Goin' Coastal Seafood
Goin’ Coastal – A Southern Seafood joint with a focus on sustainable fish.  They feature only the highest quality fish from sources that support the health of our ecosystem.  It has an upscale, rustic dining atmosphere and recently started serving brunch!

Dark Horse Tavern Atlanta
Dark Horse Tavern – A favorite in VaHi, this full service bar and kitchen is a hotspot for local singles and young couples to mingle.  Head downstairs to 10 High for a night of Karaoke backed by a full band!

Hand in Hand Pub
Hand in Hand – A neighborhood pub serving bar bites and beers.  Home to one of the best patios in Virginia Highland, this is the place to be when the weather is nice.

Neighbors Pub Atlanta
Neighbors – Relaxed hang-out with TV’s, a dog-friendly patio and a menu with classic bar bites and all day breakfast.  Over 30 beers on tap including several local brews.

Blind Willie's Blues Bar
Blind Willies – Known as Atlanta’s most authentic blue’s club, this is a great spot to kick back and relax to some great live music.  Featuring acts from around the country and local.  Blues, Booze and Cajun Food!

Georges Bar and Restaurant
Georges Bar and Restaurant – This establishment has been dishing out burgers and beers since 1961.  Recently renovated, the sidewalk patio is great for people watching.

Parks & Recreation

Winn Park – A long, spacious park that runs deep into the neighborhood. It features a large playground, wide open spaces for sports, and lots of shade for relaxing.

Ansley Golf Club – Features formal and casual dining, swimming, tennis, fitness and 27 holes of picturesque golf.  Considered one of Atlanta’s “most family-oriented, friendly, and fun private Country Club in Atlanta.” 

Piedmont Driving Club – A private intown country club with two metro-Atlanta locations. The main clubhouse is located just across the street from Ansley Park and the 18-hole championship golf course is located on the Southside of the city.

Piedmont Park – Walking distance to Atlanta’s version of Central Park, a 200 acre greenspace located smack dab in the heart of the city.  Home to Farmer’s Markets, Summer Festivals, Intramural Sports, Dog Park and every kind of recreation you want to do!

Botanical Gardens – An expansive 30 acre Botanical Garden located in the North corner of Piedmont Park.  Hanging walkways traverse the landscape giving guests a unique, outdoor experience in the heart of the city. Hosts to several summer concerts, learning opportunities for the young ones, fundraisers, and extravagant holiday lights!

Health & Fitness

La Fitness Ansley Mall
LA Fitness – Nationwide chain offering members access to every location. These state-of-the-art facilities cover all your gym needs.  Find group classes for yoga, cycling, aerobics, etc., basketball/racquetball courts, heated pools, full locker facilities and personal training.

MODO Fitness – A bootcamp/fitness class held outdoors at Piedmont Park.  Intended for all levels of fitness, these classes provide training from certified instructors, nutritional and lifestyle coaching.  These small classes are a great way to meet people and get a little extra motivation.

orange theory midtown
Orange Theory – One of the most intense and effective workouts around.  These fast paced workouts are great for people with a competitive nature and tight schedule.  Heart rate monitors are used to measure and guide students through each class along with motivational instruction.

Flywheel Sports – Taking indoor, spin classes to the next level. These 45 and 60 minute classes are designed to inspire you to push yourself.  Instructors will take you on a unique ride every time, accompanied by motivating tunes, and if you are feeling competitive, a leader board.

CrossFit Midtown – CrossFit is the “sport of fitness”.  Using constantly-varied, high intensity, functional movements to get you in shape.  Workouts incorporate techniques from a number of other sports with the main goal of making you a stronger, more well-rounded athlete.


H. Stockton
H Stockton – Serving the Atlanta men’s clothing market since 1963 with quality clothing from top designers. Brands carried include Peter Millar, Barbour, and Southwick.

Fab'rik Boutique
Fab’rik Boutiqe – A women’s clothing store delivering high style without attitude or sticker shock. For those who appreciate a unique sense of style.

o	Peachtree Battle Shopping Center
Peachtree Battle Shopping Center – A large community shopping center named for the affluent neighborhood located across the street.  Offering ‘one-stop’ shopping with over 50 stores.  Features restaurants, a grocery store, and specialty stores including Festivity, Frolic, H& F Bottleshop and J. McLaughlin.

Atlantic Station
Atlantic Station – An open-air style mall, featuring over 50 unique retailers including boutiques and home furnishing stores. Shops include West Elm, LOFT, Bannana Republic, ATHLETA, IKEA and Bath and Body Works to name a few.

Virginia Highland Intersection
Virginia Highland – Just a five minute drive East from Midtown, Virginia Highland is acclaimed for its diverse and unique shopping options. From trend-setting apparel and kitschy antiques to fine furniture and kitchenware.


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Other Attractions

Ansley Park Tour of Homes
Ansley Park Tour of Homes – Annual event allowing guests to tour the interiors and gardens of homes that highlight the wonderful architecture and décor diversities in the neighborhood.

Easter Egg Hunt
Neighborhood Events – This tight-knit neighborhood has tons of events for residents to get together including the Ansley Park Easter Egg Hunt, New Neighbor Cocktail Party, Holiday Caroling Parties, Cookie Exchanges, 5K runs and tot-trots!